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We have been in business since 1980, serving the Gretna and Greater New Orleans areas.

We handle all types of family law cases, including divorce, custody, child support, spousal support, drafting prenups, community property partitions, paternity, interdictions, guardianship, and more.  We also offer estate planning services including the drafting of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, and more.  Our probate attorneys handle all types of succession cases, ranging from simple to complex

Our litigation attorneys handle a wide array of personal injury cases, including car accidents, truck accidents, slip and fall, work accidents, and wrongful death.  Our business law team help clients form companies, draft and review contracts, litigate business disputes, and more.  Finally, our creditor’s rights team handles collections, repossessions, foreclosures, bankruptcy, and evictions statewide.

Our experience and diverse client base provide us the privilege to serve people from all walks of life. Whatever your legal situation, we will strive to make the process as timely and stress-free as possible. When necessary, we will zealously pursue your claim or vigorously defend you in and out of court, fighting to get the results you deserve.


“100% a straight shooter, not one of those attorneys that tells you what you want to hear. His advice is practical and he is very effective when it comes to getting the job done.”

~ Client

“Compassionate, interested in clients’ lives aside from area of representation, involved in the community, supportive of new attorneys.”

~ Attorney

“It has been a pleasure working with you through this ordeal.  You have a very welcoming spirit and a great attitude.”

~ Debtor/Opposing Party


Our offices are conveniently located in Gretna near the Jefferson, Orleans, and Plaquemines court houses.  Our lawyers routinely litigate cases in Gretna, Metairie, New Orleans, Algiers, Belle Chasse, Pointe a la Hache, Chalmette, Covington, Slidell, Hammond, Amite, Gonzales, Baton Rouge, Hahnville, Edgard, and Convent.

We also serve our banking and financial clients statewide in all State and Federal courts in Louisiana.

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  • Louisiana matrimonial agreementsWhat is a Matrimonial Agreement?
    In Family Law
    Matrimonial Agreements & Louisiana Law: Many people use the term “prenuptial agreement” to refer to what the Louisiana Civil Code terms a “matrimonial agreement.”  Use of this term “prenuptial agreement” can be misleading though since a matrimonial agreement can actually be entered into before or after a couple exchanges nuptial vows. In order to more fully understand matrimonial agreements, it is first necessary to define the legal term “matrimonial regime.”  The Louisiana Civil [READ MORE]
  • irrevocable trusts, Louisiana irrevocable living trustsWhat is an Irrevocable Trust?
    In Estate Planning
    Louisiana Irrevocable Trusts Explained: Irrevocable trusts are living trusts that are created during the grantor’s (or settlor’s) lifetime and which cannot be changed or revoked like a revocable trust.  They are essentially contracts with yourself.  A trustee is appointed to manage the assets on behalf of the beneficiaries.  While grantors often appoint themselves as the initial trustee in revocable trusts, they lose many of the benefits of an irrevocable trust if the trust is [READ MORE]
  • five-star reviewFive-Star Review
    In Testimonials
    Five-Star Review! “Mr. Brady Smith handled my divorce for me. It was easy, painless and quickly done. He always kept me informed and answered any questions I had. Would definitely recommend. I’ll definitely be a return customer for any future divorces I may need.” Louisiana Family Law Attorneys: We are a Gretna law firm that has served the New Orleans area since 1980.  Our family law attorneys are highly experienced at handling divorces, custody, child [READ MORE]
  • five-star reviewFive-Star Review
    In Testimonials
    Five-Star Review! “If I could give a 100-star rating, I would. My situation was unique because I am not a resident of Louisiana and never have been, but I needed help with a child custody case. Mr. Palmer not only assisted me in getting my case dismissed and moved back to Texas, where it belonged, but he did so very promptly. He consistently kept me informed about the progress and clearly explained the process. If you need assistance with legal matters, especially child custody, Mr. [READ MORE]
  • revocable trustsWhat is a Revocable Trust?
    In Estate Planning
    Louisiana Revocable Trusts Explained: A revocable trust is a type of living trust that you can create during your lifetime and as such is an important estate planning tool.  It is essentially a contract reflecting an agreement regarding the passing of property from one to another.  The grantor (or settlor) maintains ownership and full control over the assets in the revocable trust while he or she is still alive. Per La. R.S. 9:2022, “reservation of the right to revoke includes [READ MORE]


2550 Belle Chasse Highway
Suite 200
Gretna, Louisiana 70053



504-368-2700 (main)

504-368-2900 (fax)


Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

We are available by appointment during non-business hours.